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Fundamentals of Ice Making at compressor-cooled outdoor rinks

1. turn on compressors unless snow is in the forecast

2. the next day, add water - use a spray nozzle and gradually apply 5 layers of water for each of 3 days.

3. only flood in the dark! There is up to 13 hours of darkness in November.

4. on the 4th day - bring on the ice resurfacer and flood 4 times after sunset.

5. open the doors on the 5th day - one day before the official opening. (Give yourself time to deal with rain showers or surface-melting in the first few days of start-up)

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